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2118, 13 Dec 15

Milwaukee Broke Down


(CNN)The Navy’s newest ship, the combat ship Milwaukee, broke down on Friday and had to to be towed to a base in Virginia, the Navy Times reports.

The ship was commissioned last month in Milwaukee and was on its way to its home port of San Diego. The long journey took it through the Great Lakes and to Halifax, Canada.


2118, 13 December 2015


  1. Kevin scheunemann

    Just like its namesake under broken down liberal rule.

  2. old baldy


    Maybe you should tell that to all the good shipwrights in Marinette that built the Milwaukee. Work a day in their shoes, get your hands dirty rather than make silly comments.

  3. T of B

    Old Baldy, do you even know where Isotta Fraschini marine engines are made? It’s an Italian Company

  4. old baldy

    tof b:

    You bet I know where the engines are made. And I know where all the parts were put together, and where the keel was laid. And the I know the guy who took it out for sea trials on Green Bay(retired navy Commander) Your point?

  5. Seeker

    The point is you got caught trying to trash Kevin and you had no clue what you were talking about.

    Now leave.

  6. old baldy


    I beg to differ. kevin tried to snark another bs comment, and got called on it. If he went to Marinette and did that bad mouth act he would have his hat handed to him by the hardworking guys that made the Milwaukee.

    Now leave.

  7. Dan

    So, baldy, where is Kevin wrong?
    Milwaukee is a broken city, virtually destroyed by liberals.
    The ship, USS Milwaukee is under control by a broken president, who is a liberal who has no business being a commander in chief.
    It’s a very good analogy.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    I went “wrong” by being “snarky” about liberal City of Milwaukee.

    It’s one of those many hidden trip wires where a comment is verboten in liberal lexicon.

    I like to purposely set off those liberal censor trip wires sometimes, since I miss the liberal censor/political correctness meetings. I seem to set the liberal political correctness trip wires off without even trying.

    It’s very fascinating….the state of free exchange of ideas these days.

  9. Mike

    You’re characterizing the dialogue here as being ruled by a “liberal lexicon”? That there are liberal political correctness trip wires being placed here at B&S? And that your comments are setting them off? That seems odd.

  10. Pat

    Mike, stop bullying Kevin!

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    My comments, sometimes politically incorrect, set off the moving trip wies of some of our liberal friends.

  12. old baldy

    Just had supper with the dockmaster at Marinette Narine. He said the official evaluation is a poor clutch sensor decoupling mechanism resulted in a chipped gear. That shut down the power system when a change in pressure was detected in the lube/oil filter system.

    It had nothing to do with liberals, the president or non-christians employees.

  13. Dan

    Hmmm, would this not be classified/secret information?

  14. old baldy

    Apparently not.

  15. Kevin Scheunemann

    Baldy said,

    “It had nothing to do with liberals, the president or non-christians employees.”

    True, but it still is a great metaphor for broken down City of Milwaukee under liberal rule.

  16. old baldy


    How so, oh great one? Be specific, provide details and references. Make the connection between a defective mechanical part and the City of Milwaukee. Pleaes enlighten us all.

  17. Kevin Scheunemann


    OK, I will shoot fish in the barrel:

    1.) Milwaukee Police chase policy on “minor” crime.
    2.) Amount of Milwaukee Violent Crime.
    3.) MMSD relentlessly polluting Lake Michigan.
    4.) MPS…will not even elaborate on this failure.

    There are so many defective parts in Milwaukee between Police Department management, the mayor, MPS, and MMSD, but it all comes back to the defective liberal leadrship.

  18. old baldy


    You had the chance and couldn’t even come up with one connection. The only thing you shot was your foot. Lucky thing you had it out of your mouth at the time.

  19. Kevin Scheunemann


    The name of the broken down city and the broken down ship. Metaphor…consider looking it up.

  20. old baldy


    I knew what a metaphor was before you were born.

    Now make the connection requested.

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